April 22, 2013
• Bathroom sink faucets held the title "Most Mundane Household Item" for 18 consecutive years, starting in 1991, according to the publication Fixtures 'n' Things
• According to the magazine Techies Unlimited
, between 2008 and 2012 (the latest year available) more cool people work in Manhattan than Silicon Valley.
• In the 1500s, people believed Stonehenge was a naturally-occurring edifice.
• In the 1200s, Vikings considered Dublin to be "The Paris of the Southeastern Big Islands"
• An early frontrunner in the contest that decided what to call the NFL franchise in Minnesota was, The Twin Cities' Norberts.
December 31, 2012
• Two percent of men who live in North America own kilts
• Four percent of men who live in North America know how to tie a bow tie.
• Of men who own kilts, 24% know how to tie a bow tie.
• After the so-called Superstorm Sandy that hit the east coast of the United States in 2012, seven tuna fish and a nurse shark were found in the basement of a building on Water Street in lower Manhattan.
• On average, a new storm is referred to as "the storm of the century" by a newspaper 4.3 times per year.
October 26, 2012
• In 2009, the two most popular Halloween costumes for Americans under 12 years of age are Tinkerbell and a pirate. The most popular costume for women between the ages of 19 and 26 was Tinkerbell, too.
• The average temperature at the start of all World Series games between 1992 and 2011 was 58 degrees.
• Joe Garagiola owned a string of garage door service centers in the 1960s.
• Flamingo beaks are the least dense beaks among birds whose average weight is at least two pounds.
• The longest gap between updates at Gullible.info is 111 days.